Acer® Aspire 5532 With Windows® XP
Every user once in a while thinks of changing his or her operating system. This might improve the system’s performance if the operating system connects well with your system. For Aspire® 5532, Acer® itself recommends users to install and use Windows® XP as the operating software, which speaks high on the compatibility of the laptop and the operating software. Before rushing to purchase your copy of Windows® XP, you should know the advantages and disadvantages of using Acer Aspire 5532 with Windows® XP.
- Performance issues
- Graphics and video card issues
- Troubleshooting and support
As Aspire® 5532 falls low on the battery expectations, Windows® XP could be the best option for it as an operating system. This is because an Aspire® 5532 won’t last for more than two hours with Windows® 7 or Windows Vista®. Sure, you won’t have the nice themes and desktop options of those operating systems while using Windows® XP, but you will certainly have more mobility and autonomy. Furthermore, let’s face it: an Athlon™ 64 processor cannot perform well with Windows® 7 or Windows Vista®. Those operating systems might work well if you are planning to keep your laptop connected to an outlet all the time, but this defeats the purpose of a laptop.
Graphics and video card issues
Windows® XP is a great compromise as an operating system for Aspire® 5532, especially, in terms of graphic capabilities. The 15.6-inch LCD works fine only on a 1256x1024 resolution or less and Windows® XP is specially designed for that. If you insist on having Windows® 7 or Windows Vista® on your Aspire® 5532, you can’t have a resolution greater than this, making the graphics facilities of these operating systems useless. Furthermore, you could have serious graphics card driver conflicts, as Windows® 7 does not have a performing driver for those kinds of laptops. Use your Aspire® 5532 with Windows® XP and you could enjoy it just as much.
Windows® 7 and Windows Vista® are relatively new operating systems, so the support provided by Acer® specialists might not be so great. However, you can be sure they can resolve all kinds of problems concerning Windows® XP supported Aspire® 5532. In addition, the list of Windows® XP drivers is complete with Acer® Aspire® series. Of course, you can always request a new driver for your Aspire® computer working on Windows Vista® or Windows® 7, but this could prove annoying after a while. You won’t have those worries with Windows® XP as an operating system. So, while Windows® XP might have its own limitations but it is an acceptable compromise on quality-price-performance standards while working on Aspire® 5532.